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Best Firewall Software Available?


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#1 THE LEGEND x7x

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:08 AM

Alright... I'm looking for the BEST firewall software available at the moment (price is insignificant to me). I did a bit of googlin, and these three respectable sites have 3 different opinions for the best firewall software:
http://personal-firewall-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
http://www.all-internet-security.com/top_1...l_software.html
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2351871,00.asp

All in all, I don't want a program that inhibits my computer performance and hence makes the program run sluggish.
What program do you use? If you work at a company, what do they use? Thanks in advance!

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:41 AM

I would say that these review sites can be biased in their opinions, so they will suggest different top choices.

A better comparison is probably available here:
http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive...nge/results.php

However different people prefer different features, so you will get many opinions here.

My own choice is Comodo and the Free and Paid security is the same, but Paid has extra services.
James

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 11:23 AM

I would say that these review sites can be biased in their opinions, so they will suggest different top choices.

A better comparison is probably available here:
http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive...nge/results.php

However different people prefer different features, so you will get many opinions here.

My own choice is Comodo and the Free and Paid security is the same, but Paid has extra services.


Wow.. I'm impressed... I'm not quite sure how you found that site, but it defitately looks legit. And you're completely right about those other sites being biased..as I've noticed some of the other topten reviews for different products have been completely inaccurate.. Thanks for the reply!

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 09:54 AM

I second their opinion.... I use Comodo (free) and have had no problems, it's really easy to use, and has great features.

The firewall is easy to configure, and also has a nice interface.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 06:18 PM

I would say that these review sites can be biased in their opinions, so they will suggest different top choices.

A better comparison is probably available here:
http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive...nge/results.php

However different people prefer different features, so you will get many opinions here.

My own choice is Comodo and the Free and Paid security is the same, but Paid has extra services.


You wouldn't happen to know a site like that for Anti-Malware Software eh? :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:51 AM

Well most modern anti virus software covers all types of malware, so AVComparatives is the popular one, especially as they now do pro-active tests as well as just scanning an already infected machine. (Comodo has not yet been tested there but will be in the next test)
http://www.av-comparatives.org/index.php?o...&Itemid=152

There is a fairly recent German test here:
http://sashland.de/portal/2010/06/12/der-g...2010/#more-5315
James




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